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VIDEO: COVID-19 Survivors Describe Terrifying Hallucinogenic State “ICU Delirium”

If you think Sleep Paralysis sounds bad, what until you hear about ICU Delirium. ICU Delerium is a hallucinogenic state that affects 80% of patients on ventilators–and it can persist even after patients return home.

Confusion, the sensation of falling, even phantom dismemberment: It’s all just the tip of the iceberg for those suffering from ICU Delirium.

The Atlantic spoke to COVID-19 survivors who endured intubation and released the truly nightmarish video below. Without any politicization, it’ll open a terrifying window into the ICU Delerium phenomenon. Give it a spin below.

COVID-19 survivors who were critically ill describe frightening experiences in the intensive-care unit. “I was positive they were trying to kill me,” one young patient says. She was experiencing ICU delirium. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/arc…

What do you think of The Atlantic’s video exploration of ICU Delirium? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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